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Moving Disasters: Lessons Learned and How to Avoid Them

Moving home is an exciting chapter of your life, yet there can be some stressful moments and minor or major mishaps that can pop out of nowhere. These moving disasters can quickly turn excitement into stress. But fear not! We’ve got some tips and advice for you, learning from our own mistakes, you can learn and avoid making those mistakes yourself.

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Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More

One of the most crucial elements for a successful move is planning. Try and start early by creating checklists that could include tasks such as decluttering, packing, hiring movers, and notifying relevant parties about your change of address. Planning well in advance creates flexibility and reduces the risk of last-minute panics and forgetting things.

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Research Your Movers

Choosing the right company can make or break your moving experience. Spend some time doing some research on different movers, looking into their reviews, and getting quotes. Ensure the company is licensed, insured and reliable. You want to have clear communication about your expectations, as their service is key to a smooth and easy move.

Declutter Before Packing

Now you’re moving house, it is a great opportunity to have a declutter and lighten your load. Go through your belongings, sort out what you no longer need and consider the options of donating or selling them. There’s the saying ‘clear space, clear mind’, think of the destress of sorting your belongings, it’s like free therapy! This not only saves time but also reduces moving costs.

Label and Organise Boxes

The chaos of unpacking can be significantly reduced by labelling your boxes clearly and systematically. Include details like the room destination and a brief description of the contents. This simple tip will streamline the unpacking process and prevent the frustration of rummaging through multiple boxes. With our medium and large moving box packs, we provide all the necessities for the labelling process, including a clear area on the box for labelling, as well as a chunky marker pen and paper tape!

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Protect Fragile Items

Fragile items are the most vulnerable during a move. Invest in quality packing materials such as paper bubble and sturdy boxes. Take the time to properly cushion and secure fragile items, to avoid any heart-breaking surprises upon unpacking. You can even use soft furnishing to help protect your more vulnerable items, saving up space and time.

Have a Contingency Plan

Despite all the planning and prepping you do; unforeseen circumstances can occur. It’s wide to have a contingency plan in place. This could include backup movers, alternative accommodation arrangements, or even a plan for unexpected delays. Think of your backups to cover your own back.

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Stay Calm and Flexible

Above all, maintain a calm and flexible attitude throughout the moving process. Stress is natural during such transitions, but staying organised and being adaptable can go a long way in minimising the impact of any hiccups.

Moving disasters may seem daunting, but they are often valuable learning experiences. Tick off your moving boxes by shopping our range today at

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